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The Department for Planning and Infrastructure was established to enable land use, transport, the environment and the community to be planned and managed by Government together. The Department for Planning and Infrastructure was Western Australia's principal land use planning agency and the State's official demographer. It supported the Western Australian Planning Commission and the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure in developing and administering the Western Australian land use planning system.
The Department for Planning and Infrastructure was created on 1 July 2001. It included functions from the former Department of Transport and the Ministry for Planning.
As of the 1 July 2003, the management of Crown land in Western Australia (including pastoral leases) moved from the Department of Land Administration to the Department for Planning and Infrastructure. Government responsibility for school buses and Transperth moved to the Public Transport Authority.
The Department of Planning and Infrastructure was superceded by two new departments on 1 July 2009: the Department of Planning and the Department of Transport. State Land Services and Pastoral Leases became part of the Department of Regional Development and Lands.